NAPCO President Dani Nichols Celebrates 25th Year with Company
Professional growth, nurturing talent and excellent customer service are core values for the bathroom and kitchen refinishing organization.

Dani Nichols, President of North American Polymer Company, Ltd., better known as NAPCO, is marking her 25th year with the bathroom and kitchen refinishing training and manufacturing company. Ms. Nichols joined NAPCO in 1996, starting out as a customer service representative, then serving as Vice President for 14 years until she was promoted to President in 2018.

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NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company) Makes Donation to Habitat for Humanity ReStore

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national manufacturer of refinishing products and a kitchen and bath refinishing training company, announced a substantial product donation to the Chicago Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company) Announces Partnership with The Douglas Center for Manufacturing Projects

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national manufacturer of refinishing products and a kitchen and bath refinishing training company, announces a strategic and collaborative partnership with The Douglas Center, a non-profit organization that provides day work programs for individuals with severe intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. This partnership unites two organizations with a mutual purpose to make a difference in the community.

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NAPCO Ltd. (North American Polymer Company) Expands Global Presence with New International Distributor in Denmark

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), an international producer of refinishing products and a provider of bathtub and kitchen refinishing training, announced the expansion of its international representation in Europe. The company has added Jack Trussell as the company’s newest International Distributor, located in Denmark.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Announces 2021 Training Dates for Professional 3-day Kitchen and Bath Refinishing Training Course

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national producer of refinishing products and a bathtub and kitchen refinishing training company, announces the 2021 class schedule for its professional, three-day Kitchen and Bath Refinishing Training course.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Guarantee Expanded Beyond Products

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national manufacturer of refinishing products, training, and equipment, has expanded its product guarantee to include 100 percent customer service satisfaction for all NAPCO customers.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Relaunches Refinishing Classes with Enhanced COVID Safety Precautions

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national producer of refinishing products and a kitchen and bath refinishing training company, has restarted the popular 3-day refinishing class with added precautions for coronavirus safety.

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NAPCO Launches Live Virtual Technical Support Service for Its Customers

Refinishers Can Access Free, Live “In-Person” Tech Help from NAPCO Expert While on the Job

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NAPCO Gives Back – North American Polymer Company is Donating Items to Help the Chicagoland Community Respond to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national manufacturer of refinishing coatings and chemicals for bathroom and kitchen refinishing and training company, has donated several items to help the Chicagoland community respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Only Refinishing Company at Painting Contractors Association Expo

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national producer of refinishing products and a kitchen and bath refinishing training company, was pleased to attend the Painting Contractors Association Expo on February 20th, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Announces Open Enrollment in Its Kitchen and Bath Refinishing Training Program for Commercial Property Owners and Maintenance Crews

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national kitchen and bath refinishing and refinishing training company, announces the opportunity for commercial property owners and managers to enroll their maintenance crew in its popular kitchen and bath refinishing training program.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Announces 2020 Training Dates for Basics Kitchen and Bath Refinishing Classes

December 19, 2019NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national home refinishing and refinishing training company, announces the 2020 class schedule to provide intensive, hands-on refinishing training. Three-day program can greatly increase contractors’ annual incomes.

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Popular NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Inventory Trade-Up Program Activated through 2020

Refinishers can replace refinishing supply inventory with One-for-One Trade-Up of competitor products for NAPCO products.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company, Ltd.) Named 2019 “Chicago’s Best and Brightest” Award Winner

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national producer of refinishing products and a bath and kitchen refinishing training company, was named one of “Chicago’s 2019 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” during a September 16 luncheon by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Embraces Development of Environmentally Products with Release of 1K Waterborne Primer for Kitchen Refinishing

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national producer of refinishing products and a bathtub and kitchen refinishing training company, continues to innovate environmentally-friendly products that are a step ahead of the kitchen and bathtub coatings refinishing industry. NAPCO’s Kitchen Renew line features a revolutionary waterborne primer that goes beyond the stricter industry regulations on Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and provides customers with an improved performance and application experience.

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New Study Reveals Top Challenges and Relationships Impacting Non-profit Insurance Buying

Study by Philadelphia Insurance Companies and NAPCO Research found non-profits are relying on digital tools to build and maintain donors, but personal relationships for insurance decisions.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Launches Three New Waterborne Products for Kitchen Refinishing – Industry-Leading Refinishing Company Expands Essentials Line

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national producer of refinishing products and a bathtub and kitchen refinishing training company, announces the launch of three new waterborne products in its “Essentials” line for the refinishing market.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Sees Window of Opportunity for Kitchen and Bath Refinishers in an Uncertain Housing Market

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national producer of refinishing products and a bathtub and kitchen refinishing training company, sees opportunity for professional refinishers despite mixed housing reports. With home seller sentiment falling, inventory lagging, and a skilled labor market shortage, the current market environment could create a window of opportunity for kitchen and bath refinishers.

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North American Polymer Company (NAPCO), Ltd. Marks 40 Years of Business

North American Polymer Company, Ltd., (NAPCO) is celebrating its 40th year in the refinishing business. Customer service, technical assistance, and continuous product improvement at center of refinishing company success.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Expands Their Kitchen Renew Line with 3 New Products - Two Waterborne Refinishing Coatings and a Brand New Waterborne Primer

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), one of the country’s leading refinishing product developers and distributors, announces plans to release three new products for the cabinet and countertop refinishing market in May of this year. All three products are additions to NAPCO’s new Kitchen Renew product line and are environmentally-friendly and formulated specifically for safe use on countertops and cabinets.

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NAPCO Leadership Attends Product Development and Management Association’s Innovation White Space Mini Conference

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), one of the country’s leading refinishing product developers and distributors, to attend the Product Development and Management Association’s (PMDA) Innovation White Space Mini Conference: Developing into the Unknown on May 2, 2019 in Chicago.

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NAPCO Enhnaces Online Website with Product Ratings and Reviews - Customers Can Now Share Feedback on NAPCO’s Refinishing Products

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), who provides products, supplies, and training to professional bathroom and kitchen refinishers, is pleased to announce that product ratings and reviews are now available on their industry-leading ecommerce site.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) President Dani Nichols Celebrates 23 Years at Company

Dani Nichols, President of North American Polymer Company, Ltd, (NAPCO), celebrated her 23rd anniversary with the company on 14 February. Nichols has been serving as President since 2018, and her leadership has been essential to NAPCO’s success over the years.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Increases Number of Trained Kitchen & Bath Refinishers by 50% in 2018, Remains Dedicated to Refinisher Training & Safety This Year

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national coating manufacturer and leading refinishing training company, is proud to announce that 2018 marked a record-setting year for the company’s highly-regarded refinishing training program. The expansion of NAPCO’s refinisher training course led to an increase in annual enrollment from 80 to 170 refinishers, more than double the number of successfully trained, certified refinishing professionals from the previous year.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Releases 2019 Training Dates for Professional Refinishing Courses

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national home refinishing and refinishing training company, is pleased to announce the dates for its professional refinishing training course are now set for the 2019 year. NAPCO’s refinishing course includes professional training for both bathroom and kitchen refinishing.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Announces Renewed Partnership With Habitat for Humanity

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national home refinishing and refinishing training company, has announced its renewed partnership with Habitat for Humanity. This marks the second year that NAPCO and the global nonprofit housing organization have joined forces.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national home refinishing and refinishing training company, has been named as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For ® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This marks the second consecutive year NAPCO has been recognized for this award.

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NAPCO Kitchen Renew Satin Clear Countertop Coating Receives Green Wise Certification from CRGI (Coatings Research Group, Inc)

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a national home refinishing and refinishing training company, received notice from Coatings Research Group, Inc. (CRGI) that its Kitchen Renew Satin Clear Coating for Countertops can be labeled, “Green Wise.”

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Launches New Combination Etch and Cleaner Product, Piranha Prep - New Product is Completely Free of Hydrofluoric Acid

North American Polymer Company, also known as NAPCO, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new combination etch and cleaner, Piranha Prep. This environmentally-friendly product is perfect for use on tile, ceramic, or porcelain surfaces.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Announces Safety-Formulated Paint Stripper - New Product is Free of Methylene Chloride Compound

North American Polymer Company, also known as NAPCO, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new paint stripper, Sonic Strip. NAPCO’s product has been specifically formulated to contain zero amounts of methylene chloride, a chemical frequently found within products in the refinishing and coatings industry.

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NAPCO Offers Expansion of Inventory Trade-Up Program - NAPCO Provides Refinishers with Opportunity to Replace Entire Refinishing Supply Inventory

North American Polymer Company, also known as NAPCO, is pleased to announce its 2018 Inventory Trade-Up Program. This free Program provides refinishers with the opportunity to replace bathtub and kitchen refinishing products, including additives, cleaners, primers, coatings and chemicals.

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NAPCO Ltd. Expands Training Program to Include Kitchen Refinishing - Leading Refinishing Company to Help Small Businesses Capture Larger Market Share

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a leading provider of bathroom and kitchen refinishing products, as well as contractor training, is pleased to announce the launch of its enhanced refinishing training program.

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NAPCO Enters Kitchen Refinishing Market with Launch of NAPCO Essentials Line - Industry-Leading Refinishing Company Expands with All-New Product Line

NAPCO, Ltd. (North American Polymer Company) announces the launch of a brand-new product line, “NAPCO Essentials” for the refinishing market. The new environmentally-friendly products mark an important expansion for NAPCO from bathroom refinishing into the kitchen and additional areas of the home.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Co.) Announces 2018 Training Dates for Professional Refinishing Courses

NAPCO is pleased to announce its 2018 dates for professional refinishing training classes. This year, NAPCO is offering a series of training courses each month to better accommodate its growing enrollment numbers.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company Ltd.) Announces New Look and Refreshed Brand

NAPCO's Identity Update Showcases Emphasis on Growth and Innovation for the Industry’s Leading Supplier of Home Improvement Refinishing Products

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NAPCO Leaders Boost Innovation Status at Coatings Trends & Technologies Conference by Announcing Plans for New Products in 2018

NAPCO Ltd. (North American Polymer Company), a leading national supplier of bathtub and countertop refinishing products and supplies, announced plans while at the Coatings Trends & Technologies conference in Lombard, IL to release more than five new products to enhance its bath and kitchen refinishing product offerings.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company Ltd.) Attended “Chicago’s Best and Brightest” Awards Luncheon

Earlier this spring, NAPCO was named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association For Business Resources (NABR). NAPCO was overjoyed to be able to attend the educational luncheon and awards ceremony as one of the 101 businesses that were selected.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company Ltd.) Has Been Named One of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”

NAPCO has been named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association For Business Resources.

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NAPCO Set to Attend the Sage Summit This Week - Jackie Stuckert and Michael Ramirez Will Travel to Atlanta, Georgia for This World-Class Event

Jackie Stuckert and Michael Ramirez of NAPCO will be attending the Sage Summit US at the Georgia World Congress Center from May 9-11.

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Steve Coven (Owner and Creative Director at NAPCO) Named “Man of the Year” by North Suburban Synagogue

Steve Coven, owner and creative director at NAPCO, has been selected as the “Man of the Year” by the Men’s Club of the North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park.

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NAPCO Attends The Waterborne Symposium - Steven Zamborsky Travels to New Orleans to Learn About Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Steve Zamborsky of the North American Polymer Company (NAPCO) will be attending the 44th International Waterborne, High-Solids, and Powder Coatings Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 19-24.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Company) Awarded Fourth Official U.S. Patent for the Bath Tub and Shower Inlay Kit

The North American Polymer Company (NAPCO) has been officially awarded its fourth U.S. patent for inventor Steve Coven’s “Bath Tub and Shower Inlay” kit. This kit presents a refined and unique method for repairing a bathtub or shower by applying adhesive to the inlay of the surface floor.

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NAPCO Attends the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and International Builders’ Show - Bath and Kitchen Refinishing Company Continues to Expand Capabilities and Grow Business

NAPCO discovers the latest trends at The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL and continues to expand capabilities and grow their professional network.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Co) Announces New Print and Online Product Guide

NAPCO (North American Polymer Co) is happy to announce the reintroduction of both a print and online product guide containing information on products, equipment, and services offered by the company.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Co) Partners with The Douglas Center to Show Thanks

With Thanksgiving approaching, NAPCO, Ltd. will continue their partnership with The Douglas Center Work Program by adding a giving heart to the NAPCO packaging.

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NAPCO (North American Polymer Co) Thrilled to Attend The ASSEMBLY Show in Rosemont, IL

NAPCO Ltd, a leading provider of equipment, supplies, and top-of-the-line training for professional kitchen and bathroom refinishers, will be attending The ASSEMBLY Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, October 25-27, 2016.

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NAPCO Learns New Refinishing Trends Coming out of CTT Conference - Provider of Kitchen and Bath Refinishing Products Continues to Advance Current Capabilities

NAPCO, provider of kitchen and bath refinishing products, supplies and training, attended the Coatings Trends & Technologies (CTT) Conference in Lincolnshire, Illinois September 13-14, 2016 and plans to continue to advance current capabilities in accordance with the new refinishing trends discussed at the conference.

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NAPCO Launches Summer Competitor Buy-Back Offer - Kitchen and Bathroom Refinishers using non-NAPCO Product Will Receive Equivalent Value NAPCO Product in Exchange

NAPCO Ltd, a leading provider of equipment, supplies and top-of-the-line training to professional kitchen and bathroom refinishers, announced today they will allow refinishers using non-NAPCO product the ability to “trade-up” their refinishing products for free.

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NAPCO Ltd, Provider of Kitchen and Bath Refinishing Products, Names New R&D Manager Following Nationwide Search

NAPCO Ltd, Provider of Kitchen and Bath Refinishing Products, Supplies and Training Hires Steven Zamborsky to Head Research and Development.

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NAPCO Begins Shipping Kitchen and Bath Refinishing Products with Enhanced Packaging

NAPCO Ltd, a leading provider of equipment, supplies and training for professional kitchen and bathroom refinishers, revamped the way they ship product this week. New shipping boxes and child-proof caps improve the way professional refinishers receive product.

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NAPCO Ltd Provider of Kitchen and Bath Refinishing Products Celebrates 37 Years in Business - 93% of Survey Respondents Rate NAPCO’s Customer Service as Good or Excellent

Celebrating 37 years in business this May, NAPCO is committed to giving their refinishers what they need to run successful home-based businesses.

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NAPCO Encourages Homeowners to Consider Refinishing Rather than Replacing Bathtubs as National Home Remodeling Month Comes to a Close

NAPCO announces Mega Fast High Gloss Resin to homeowners that have home projects on the mind as National Home Remodeling month comes to a close and across the country people enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend holiday.

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NAPCO Rolls Out Expanded Flint-Stone Coatings Gallery - Upgraded Information Helps Countertop Refinishers and Homeowners Alike

One of NAPCO’s most popular items is Flint-Stone, a faux-granite counter coating that yields the look of stone at substantial saving over replacement. The recently upgraded online gallery shows all 27 colors, making it easy for homeowners and countertop refinishers to match almost any décor.

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NAPCO Announces its Popular March Madness Contest - Customers can win a $100 or $50 gift card

NAPCO, a provider of equipment, supplies and training to bath, tile and counter resurfacers, is hosting a March Madness contest for the second straight year.

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NAPCO to Sell Anti-Slip Mats in Lowe’s - Mats Will be In-Store 2nd Quarter of 2016

NAPCO, a Skokie, Illinois based supplier of materials and equipment to bath, tile and counter resurfacers, is pleased to announce their anti-slip mat will be sold in Lowe’s home improvement stores.

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NAPCO Announces a 2016 Oscars Contest - Anyone May Enter and Win a $50 Gift Card

NAPCO, a Skokie, Illinois based supplier of supplies and equipment to bath, tile and counter resurfacers, is hosting an Oscars contest for the 88th annual awards. The 4 entries with the best score will win a $50.00 Visa gift card.

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NAPCO Ltd. Launches New Website - A More Useful Experience for Customers

The new site features easier navigation, a more modern interface and real-time interaction with NAPCO’s accounting and inventory systems.

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NAPCO Welcomes Simon Newton as Head of Training and Technical Support

Simon brings a new level of experience and professionalism to NAPCO, the leader in supplies, equipment and training for bath, tile and counter resurfacers.

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NAPCO Hosts a Halloween Photo Contest - A Fun Way to Engage the Public

North American Polymer Company is a fun place to work, and they are making it more fun for the public by hosting a Halloween photo contest.

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NAPCO’s New Low VOC Coating Lowers Carbon Footprint - Consumers Like the Greener Alternative

North American Polymer Company (NAPCO) announces EcoGlaze, a waterborne coating for tubs, tile and counter tops that meets the new strict regulations for volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).

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NAPCO Announces Fiberglass Shower Inlays - Inlay Permanently Fixes Cracked Shower Floors

North American Polymer Company (NAPCO) is now providing fiberglass shower inlays which provide a permanent solution to cracked shower floors.

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NAPCO’s Revamped Training Program Offers an Affordable Franchise Alternative - The refinishing training program provides the elements of a franchise at reduced cost

NAPCO offers a new refinishing training, supply and support package that rivals franchise offerings but at a cost accessible to everyday Americans.

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Steve Coven and Mike Ripp were interviewed on the radio.
They talked about the business of bathtub refinishing and the NAPCO training program.
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Shower Refinishing with New NAPCO Coatings Saves Money Versus Replacement
NAPCO's new proprietary coatings and inlays offer green remodeling alternatives to replacement of counters, sinks, tile and bathtubs.
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Tub and Shower Refinishing with NAPCO New Coatings Transforms Bathrooms
Tub and shower refinishing using NAPCO new proprietary coatings gives homeowners a like-new tub or shower in a few hours with savings of 70% over replacement.
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NAPCO's Reglazing Training Helps New Entrepreneurs Make Money in 2014
With training from NAPCO, men and women are restarting careers. Bathtub refinishing is a great way for individuals to get back into the workforce.
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Based on the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, Homeowners are Saving Money with Bathroom Tile Refinishing According to NAPCO
Subhead: Refinishing instead of replacement saves money and aggravation. According to the 2014 Cost vs. Value report by the website remodeling.hw.net, bathroom remodels return 72.5% when a home is sold.
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NAPCO Announces Reformulated Eco Friendly Topcoat - Consumers Love the Look and Savings of a Refinished Tub
North American Polymer Company (NAPCO) has reformulated its popular, eco-friendly, Poly Glass 320 tub, tile and counter topcoat. Poly-Glass 320 is low in volatile organic compounds (VOC).
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NAPCO Announces Gorilla Grip Wipe-on Primer - Revolutionary Product Saves Bathtub Refinishers 45 Minutes or More Per Tub
North American Polymer Company (NAPCO) customers are saving 45 minutes or more using Gorilla Grip, a new revolutionary wipe-on primer.
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NAPCO Employees Help Needy Families - Crew Volunteered at Niles Township Food Pantry
A group of NAPCO employees recently volunteered their time at the Niles Township Food Pantry. The crew unpacked food from two trucks.
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Do It Yourself network
NAPCO products were featured on the Do It Yourself (DIY) Network. The episode included reworking a 1960's bathroom. The original sink and bathtub were blue and the tile was pink. Mike Ripp from NAPCO made some minor repairs, prepped and refinished the fixtures. The results were professionally refinished, bone-colored sink, counter, tub and tile.
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This Old House Magazine
This Old House magazine ran a repair and restoration guide and featured Mike Ripp and NAPCO products. The article discussed reusing antique tubs and sinks by refinishing them instead of replacement. Mike Ripp, Operations Manager for NAPCO, is mentioned in the article.
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Franke Lloyd Wright's Robie House
Frank Lloyd Wright is widely considered to be one of the most influential architects of our time. In 1908 Wright completed plans for the Robie House in Oak Park, IL. Built in 1910, the Robie House is the definition of Prairie style design. The house is undergoing a 10-year renovation to commemorate its 100th anniversary. The foundation overseeing the renovation tapped Ameriglaze to provide refinished fixtures for one of the bathrooms. Mike Ripp, using NAPCO supplies and equipment, has refinished a period bathtub and corner sink that will be placed into a bathroom in the house.

Home Talk USA with Michael King, The Cajun Contractor
Every Saturday Michael King hosts a nationwide home repair call-in show. When Michael wanted to feature a show about bathtub refinishing he turned to the folks at NAPCO. Mike Ripp from NAPCO took calls from all over the country as people called in with questions about bathtub, tile and countertop refinishing and repair. Mike was able to provide expert advice to everyone who called in.